July 21, 2024

Deputy Commissioner Initiates Verification for Punjab CM’s Ramadan Nigehban Package

Deputy Commissioner Rao Atif Raza has announced the commencement of the verification process for delivering food packages to deserving families in Attock district, by the directives of Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif. This marks the initiation of distributing the “Nighban Ramadan Package” to beneficiaries, with the district administration having developed a comprehensive strategy for its distribution to those in need.

Punjab CM's Ramadan Nigehban Package

To ensure transparency and efficiency, a dedicated app developed by the Punjab Information Technology Board will update the daily distribution report of food bags. The district administration will closely collaborate with the food department and food authority to carry out this noble cause.

Each ration bag will contain a QR code that will be scanned using the recipient’s identity card, ensuring accountability and proper distribution. The verification process for deserving individuals has been completed through the Benazir Income Support Programme and Nadra data.

This initiative demonstrates a concerted effort to support and assist vulnerable segments of society during the holy month of Ramadan.

He mentioned that the Ramadan ration package would include 10 kg of flour, along with two kg each of rice, sugar, ghee, and gram flour. This initiative, he added, demonstrates the Punjab government’s commitment to providing maximum relief to the public amidst escalating inflation.

To streamline the distribution process, the Punjab government has launched the Negahban Rashn program, a Ramadan relief package. Control rooms have been set up in Assistant Commissioner Offices to oversee the distribution of the Negahban Rashan Package. Monitoring teams have been assigned to ensure the quality and quantity of essential items included in the ration bags.

The Deputy Commissioner instructed the relevant authorities to make comprehensive arrangements for the timely supply of food items to all areas. He stressed that all distribution records would be compiled in the Assistant Commissioner’s office.

Furthermore, the verification of families registered under the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) is being conducted by field staff from the Land Revenue Department and local government employees. This thorough process aims to ensure that assistance reaches those who need it most effectively.

The Deputy Commissioner chaired a meeting at the DC Office, with relevant officers in attendance. During the meeting, he thoroughly reviewed all arrangements regarding the distribution of the package. He informed the attendees that the final list of beneficiaries for the entire district would be prepared within the next two days, following a comprehensive verification process.

Highlighting the importance of quality, the Deputy Commissioner instructed authorities to ensure that essential items included in the ration package meet the required standards for deserving families. He directed Assistant Commissioners (ACs) to supervise the packaging process and ensure that no compromises were made in terms of quantity or quality.

Transparency in the verification process was emphasized, with the Deputy Commissioner stating that all records would be maintained at the Assistant Commissioner’s office. Additionally, a third-party audit of the entire scheme will be conducted to ensure accountability.

Furthermore, the Deputy Commissioner ordered the creation of a separate list for individuals who are no longer eligible for the package, along with those whose verification is pending. He mandated the establishment of a control room at the DC Office to monitor all processes related to the distribution.

Regarding the distribution of ration bags, the Deputy Commissioner instructed concerned departments to prioritize their arrangements. He urged for all-out efforts to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of ration bags to the homes of deserving families, underscoring the importance of providing support where it is most needed.

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